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Short/Fast/Loud: Lost Love – “Glenn Spaghetti Legs”

Montreal’s Lost Love came out swinging last year with Good Luck Rassco, an album that I thought showed great songwriting instincts as well as a honed-in power punk sound. It was good stuff, the kind of stuff you want to hear coming out of small bands—the kind of music that makes you think: maybe in a couple of years, when all my favorite bands have broken up, the wheel of punk will continue to turn. 

While this isn’t quite Lost Love’s ghost-of-Christmas-future, it is a solid two-song EP that shows them growing into their sound. “Glenn Spaghetti Legs,” which is technically the title track, reads like something between the Loved Ones, Weezer, and Jeff Rosenstock. Think chugging guitars, poppy fretwork, and big hooks. It’s all delivered with lyrics that feel close to the heart and accordingly, performed with emotional gravitas. 

“Ontarien Demande” has some killer woah-ohs and a sticky lyric (“I’m drinking but I can’t get drunk enough.”), making for a catchy sibling to its predecessor. And I hear you when you say: “is two songs really a notable release?” I agree, it’s hardly a full meal, but it’s hooky, sunshiney, and would go great on a end-of-the-summer mix. Substantial or not, Glenn Spaghetti Legs is two songs from an up and comer worthy of your attention. 

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Teenage Bottlerocket stream new music video for “I Wanna Be a Dog”

Last week Fat Wreck mainstays Teenage Bottlerocket released a music video for “I Wanna Be a Dog” off of their eighth studio album Stay Rad!, released back in March 2019. This track is Teenage Bottlerocket at their best: no-frills pop punk and lyrics that answer the question, “how much easier would life be as a dog?” Truly relatable content from one of the most enduring bands in punk rock. You can check out the video below.



Nervus (punk, UK) announce new album, stream new video

UK punk act Nervus have announced they will be releasing their new album, Tough Crowd, on September 27th via Big Scary Monsters.

To give you an idea of what to expect from the new album, you can check out the video for “They Don’t” below.

Nervus last released Permanent Rainbow in November 2016.



The Lousekateers (Pop Punk, NY) Stream Video for “Cockateil Boy”

New York-based pop punk trio The Lousekateers have just put out a music video for their single “Cockateil Boy”. You can check it out below.

According to their drummer, The Lousekateers are currently working on a follow up album to their debut “Happily New After”, along with a short film to accompany the release. The band has not announced a release date for this second full-length effort, however.

The Lousekateers will be opening for The Undead in New York at the end of next month. You can find details of the gig here.



Babe Patrol (Melodic Punk, NY) Stream New EP “Autoestima”

New York City’s Babe Patrol have just released a new EP. It’s called Autoestima and you can check it out in full below. It features four tracks of melodic, mid-tempo punk with strong ’90s vibes.

The previous release not featured on Autoestima from the band was the 2018 EP, Rich and Bored.



Good Grief announce first mini-album titled “Square One”

Pop-punk band from the Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan, Good Grief, have announced they will be releasing their first mini-album titled Square One. For the tracklist, check below.

Good Grief last released the fantastic taster in the EP Sweet back in January, 2018. Square One is set to be dropped on the 8th of September. You can find the album art above the tracklist.



The Lillingtons are in the studio

The Lillingtons have announced, via Instagram, that they are recording new material. With a simple post that said, “Called in the heavy hitters for this one” we now know we have some new music from the band to look forward to. Nice. What this means or when it is to come, we don’t know yet, but the band’s last release was Stella Sapiente in 2017.

 

 

 



Jack and the Me Offs (pop-punk) release new album, stream 2 songs

New Jersey pop-punk act Jack and the Me Offs recently released their Joe Queer produced album, Greatest Hits Vol. 2.

The band is currently streaming 2 songs from the album.  You can listen to “What Makes A Man,” and “I Can’t Remember” here.

Greatest Hits Vol. 2 was released on August 2nd via Universal Warning Records.



DS Exclusive: The Hound of Love (members of Mean Jeans) stream drunken 7″, “Drunk Dial #4”

Today is all about fun! Andrew Bassett, best known as Jeans Wilder of Mean Jeans is releasing a 7″ on Drunk Dial Records under his alter-ego The Hound of LoveDrunk Dial #4, is set for vinyl and digital release on August 23, and Dying Scene has been graced with the opportunity to stream it for all our homies a couple days early. Who couldn’t use a little synth-pop wonderment to get them through the groggy, hot midweek? Back to school, fuckers! Mean Jeans fans, we got you! Also, be on the lookout for their new album releasing on Fat Wreck Chords next week. Stream Drunk Dial #4 and check out the scoop on The Hound of Love and Drunk Dial Records below. The Hound of Love’s last release was Careful Houndy in 2013.



Blackout Fest (Ontario, Canada) Announces Full Lineup for 13th Edition

Now in its thirteenth year, Ontario’s Blackout Fest, situated between London and Toronto, has become one of the province’s longest-running punk rock festivals. The Brantford-based celebration of all things punk rock will take place in numerous venues around the city over the weekend of the 18th and 19th of October.

This year’s edition will see the likes of Direct Hit!, Seaway, Like Pacific,, The Penske File, and many more acts take to the various stages hosting festivities.

For the full lineup as well as a cool promotional video, take a look below. For all the information you need for a trip to Blackout Fest, head over to the event’s official website.



Patent Pending (pop punk) release first original song in four years

New York pop punk band Patent Pending have returned with their first original release since 2015. The new song ‘Punk Rock Songs’ arrives ahead of their run in the UK with Eternal Boy and Neverthere, with an appearance at Reading and Leeds Festival. The last release from the band was a cover album ‘Other People’s Greatest Hits’ in 2017. There is yet no mention as to whether this new song will feature on a more substantial release in the near future. The song is very catchy even though the chorus melody is slightly borrowed from a song by the band ‘fun’.

Check out ‘Punk Rock Songs’ below.



DS Exclusive: Breaklights unveil music video for “Second To None”

Happy Hump Day, boys and girls!

Dying Scene are fired up to be able to bring you the brand new video from Austin, TX-based melodic punks Breaklights. It’s for a track called “Second To None,” and you can check it out below!

“Second To None” is a standalone track, and marks the first new music from Breaklights since their “Don’t Try So Hard” EP was released on Wiretap Records early last year. The new single is due out Friday; pre-save it on Spotify here!



Stone Lions (Pop Punk, Australia) Announce Album “Necking On And Kicking Off”, Stream Video For “Apologies”

Aussie party pop punkers Stone Lions are allowing fans to stream a video for the lead single from their forthcoming album, Necking On And Kicking Off. The tune chosen to tease the new material is titled “Apologies” and you can check out the video for it below.

Helping Stone Lions with the release of Necking On And Kicking Off will be Disconnect Disconnect Records (Italy), Pee Records (Australia), and Thousand Islands Records (Canada). The full release is scheduled for September 27 but pre-orders are up now from any of the aforementioned labels. Those committing to buy the album prior to its release will also receive exclusive downloads for the single “Apologies” and album opened “Burnt Out Lights.”



Curse Words (Pop Punk, DC) Stream Concept Album, “Trash Planet Earth”

Washington DC-based pop punk group Curse Words have just released Trash Planet Earth, a concept album focusing on our dying home planet. Rather than read my interpretation from a brief listen this morning, the band themselves have kindly described impetus for the record. You can read all about it and check out Thrash Planet Earth below.

The previous release from Curse Words not appearing on the new album was the 2017 EP, Intergalactic Exxon Valdez. 

 

 

 

 



Singers from Bayside, Saves The Day, Thursday and more come together for Dayton, Ohio

The great city of Dayton, Ohio has been hit with back to back tragedies this year. With the unthinkable event that took place earlier this month, when an active shooter opened fire in the city’s Oregon District and killed nine people and injured dozens more. As if that wasn’t enough Dayton was also ravaged earlier this summer by fifteen tornadoes on Memorial Day.

So suffice it to say the community could use a little morale boost as well as a helping hand, and enter the great singers of Bayside, Saves The Day, Thursday and more to be a part of Dayton United: A Benefit For The Dayton Foundation. The event will take place August 28th, at the Dayton Masonic Live.

If you’re in the area be sure to head on over and support this great cause. Check out this acoustic version of Bayside’s “Sick, Sick, Sick” below to get you in the mood.